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Today's News

  • Roads are slick, use caution

    Roads in LaRue County are treacherous, thanks to a coating of ice and covering of snow.

    Road crews are out - but motorists should use extreme caution.

    The majority of roads across all Kentucky counties were covered with snow and ice this morning. Crews have been working around the clock to keep routes passable.

    Condition reports on major routes are available by calling 511 or by logging onto the 511 traffic and travel information website, 511.ky.gov.

  • As Bluegrass Pipeline gets attention, competing project looms

    Standing next to a herd of cows and their calves on his family’s farm in eastern Franklin County, Kevin Hockensmith pointed to a sinkhole — a visible sign, he said, that Kentucky’s underground limestone terrain isn’t suited for a pipeline.

    Hockensmith, who tends more than 100 cattle on the 500 acres, said he recently turned down an offer of $190,000 for an easement to allow construction of the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline through his property, worried a leak could harm his cattle and his farm’s water.

  • On Educating LaRue: Quilt commemorates Lincoln play, musical

     Nancy Sprowles is a practical person who believes in the old adage “waste not, want not.”

    She incorporated that philosophy with leftover pieces of material used in costumes for a school production into a full/queen-size log cabin quilt that she presented to Penny Akers, music teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School last month.

    The quilt, like the school, has a direct connection to the Abraham Lincoln motif.

  • PSC: Improper use of generators is dangerous

     With a winter storm bearing down on Kentucky today, the Kentucky Public Service Commission is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

    The National Weather Service is forecasting ice accumulations of more than half an inch in parts of Kentucky, making this the worst ice event since January 2009. Strong winds tonight are expected to put further strain on ice-coated trees and power lines.

  • KSP urges caution during winter storm

     The Kentucky State Police is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that is crossing through the state today. A mix of ice and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult. Citizens are asked to refrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions. 

    Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.

  • LADY HAWKS: Region draw

    Girls' 5th Region Draw: LaRue County vs. North Hardin at 6:30 pm Tuesday; Marion County vs. Bethlehem at 8.

    Games will be played at Nelson County.

  • BIRTH: Waffords welcome Evan Jax

    Ryan and Jessica Wafford of Hodgenville announce the birth of their son, Evan Jax Wafford.

    Evan was born at 10:29 p.m. Dec. 4, 2013. He weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 21-inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jack and Geri Stanley of Hodgenville. Paternal grandparents are Tony and Becky Wafford of Hodgenville.

  • Schools closed Monday and Tuesday

    UPDATE: LaRue County Schools are closed Monday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 4, due to icy road conditions.

  • Hawks fall to Green in District championship

     HORSE CAVE – After playing so well to start the fourth quarter, the LaRue County Hawks were left to wonder what might have been had they not dug so big of a hole Friday night.

    Second-seeded LaRue County trailed the top-seeded Green County Dragons by 25 late in the third quarter and rallied to within single digits, but the deficit was too great to dig out of in an 85-68 loss in the Boys’ 18th District Tournament title game at Caverna.

  • COLUMN: The things we know of God

    "And we know."

    Paul, the Apostle, uses those words in Romans 8:28 when he says you and I can know "that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."